people are defending the minister's right to burn the koran. northern california's aclu director, an american citizen from the muslim faith says burning the koran is unwise. but. >> that freedom of speech includes the burning of a koran, the bible or even an american flag. >> as an american, mr. jones may have the right to do this, but it does not make it the right thing to do. >> reporter: religious leaders of many faiths gathered today in palo alto to announce an anti-koran burning rally friday in san jose. >> it's important that we, as people of faith, stand together in solidarity and proclaim that hatred is not acceptable in this country. >> reporter: they say there could be a "positive" backlash from all of this. still, they say they pray no korans will burn on september 11th. rita william, ktvu, channel 2 news.